We are now at a very critical point in the effort to lessen the impacts of the COVID-19 community spread. Social distancing, hand washing and staying at home have been proven as the best defence in slowing down the transmission of this virus. The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock reminds everyone if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms or if you have recently returned from travelling then you must self-isolate and not be out in public.
The Municipal office in Hickson will remain open at this time, however we are at reduced staffing levels. We encourage all residents to go to our website at ezt.ca to access online services and contact information for each department.
Although building permits can be applied for and issued, under a recent Provincial Order most projects wil lnot be allowed to start. All emergency permits such as structural repairs, repair/replace failed septic systems and water/sewer line repairs will be issued and construction can be completed as usual.
With the exception of occupied buildings, inspections will still be completed for projects that have a permit date prior to April 5, 2020. Expect minor delays of inspection scheduling and administrative response. For additional information regarding permits and inspections for Agricultural projects, please contact John Scherer (519) 462-2697 ext. 7832
Please note the office will be closed on Good Friday April 10th and Easter Monday April 13th.
While our municipal parks and trails currently remain open, the following are off limits to the public; playgrounds, sports fields, ball diamonds, basketball and tennis courts, skate parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities. When using the parks and trails please remember to keep the social distance of 6 feet at all times, and do not gather in groups of more than five. Walk to Exercise, not Socialize.
Southwestern Public Health is now doing Facebook live chats at 1 pm on Fridays, we encourage the public to access their website at www.swpublichealth.ca to be part of these discussions.
If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the COVID-19 self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care. Please go to https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment